stripped dip stick


9 replies to this topic
  • nap__kxf

Posted March 18, 2008 - 06:50 PM

#1

so i stripped my dipstick out on the trail and i need a new one, preferably metal unless someone convinces me otherwise.

anyways, what suggestions do you guys have? i remember a long time ago someone bought one and complained that it was a different length therefore a different reading so yeah, any help would be appreciated.

i have a 2007 if it matters

  • WB450

Posted March 18, 2008 - 07:03 PM

#2

There out there.

  • grayracer513

Posted March 18, 2008 - 07:12 PM

#3

You can replace the dipstick with a short bolt and a washer, and put the old stick in your tool pack for when you want to check things.

  • Ga426owner

Posted March 19, 2008 - 11:59 AM

#4

There out there.


yep don't you luv plastic threads........

Hey WB is our buddy still making these?

dipstick stripped hmm, wait until your HotStart Nut strips also....

  • WB450

Posted March 19, 2008 - 01:44 PM

#5

yep don't you luv plastic threads........

Hey WB is our buddy still making these?

dipstick stripped hmm, wait until your HotStart Nut strips also....


I think so, I've sent him some interested buyers, nothing back saying he's not.:confused:

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  • nap__kxf

Posted March 19, 2008 - 05:18 PM

#6

yep don't you luv plastic threads........

Hey WB is our buddy still making these?

dipstick stripped hmm, wait until your HotStart Nut strips also....


my dad's hotstart already siezed in place, well not sure if it did or not since wep ulled it out to lube it. but it was one hell of a night.

  • Kasjok

Posted March 19, 2008 - 10:45 PM

#7

I clean and lube my hot start thingy in the carb every month. I have done it at least 10 times and never have had a problem with stripping my hot start nut. You just make sure the threads are clean and then carefully start to screw it in to make sure it is going in the right thread. And finally there is no reason to use heavy equipment to tighten it.

  • WB450

Posted March 20, 2008 - 07:28 AM

#8

I bought a Zip Ty HS nut, a little anti seize, I should never have a problem.

  • Ga426owner

Posted March 21, 2008 - 07:04 AM

#9

I clean and lube my hot start thingy in the carb every month. I have done it at least 10 times and never have had a problem with stripping my hot start nut. You just make sure the threads are clean and then carefully start to screw it in to make sure it is going in the right thread. And finally there is no reason to use heavy equipment to tighten it.


I agree but unfortunately the plastic will break down from heat and constant removal. The other benefit of the alum Hotstart is to keep moisture out - something the oem plastic nut does not stop:thumbsup:

  • Kasjok

Posted March 21, 2008 - 01:05 PM

#10

I agree but unfortunately the plastic will break down from heat and constant removal. The other benefit of the alum Hotstart is to keep moisture out - something the oem plastic nut does not stop:thumbsup:

I agree





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